Lajeunesse, Gilbert (1939-2020) - It is with heavy hearts that the family announces Gilbert’s passing on Sunday January 26th, 2020 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre in his 81st year.
He was the devoted husband of 56 years to Doris (nee Quinn). Loving father to Michael, Debbie (Michel predeceased) and Shawn (Anita). Papa to Sari, Michela, James and Kyle.
Gilbert loved to play cards and could often be found watching poker on television, he was also an avid dart player. Gilbert joins his best friend Al Wilson in heaven where there is no doubt a card game being held.
Gil was an employee of A&P stores for 46 years, ending his career in 1999 as Manager of the local store.
Gil was a devout Catholic and was a Third-Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Council 12106. As a Knight, Gil coordinated the Food Cupboard at Corpus Christ Church for many years. On a weekly basis Gil shopped for food and filled the many orders from the needy in the region. This food cupboard was the only one that delivered food.
In the time Gil was unable to attend Mass due to ailing health, he received the Eucharist in his home. He was always so joyful and thankful for this beautiful Gift.
As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
Donations in Gilbert’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family.
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